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  • Garcia Hong Law APC


    10680 Treena Street
    Suite 160
    San Diego, California 92131

Valerie Garcia Hong founded Garcia Hong Law to offer quality legal services and value to our business clients and individuals. As a trusted adviser and legal counsel, Valerie has represented Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals in business, professional liability, real estate, and personal injury disputes. From pre-litigation dispute resolution to oral argument on appeal, Valerie focuses on the big picture and provides comprehensive, cost-efficient strategies.

Valerie has been recognized by her peers and clients with several awards including the Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers® and Top 50 Women San Diego Super Lawyers® for four consecutive years. 

Valerie is also an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law, where she teaches a simulated law office on professional responsibility and civil litigation. She has also worked as a judicial extern for Hon. Joan Lefkow in the Northern District of Illinois. 

She obtained her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and Bachelors of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
  • Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers® by Super Lawyers Magazine (2019-2022)
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers® Magazine (2019-2022)
  • Super Lawyer (2016-2022) by Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • San Diego Business Journal Top 100 Leaders in Law (2022)
  • Best Lawyers of America® in Legal Malpractice - Defendants and Personal Injury - Plaintiffs (2020-2023)
  • San Diego County Bar Association’s Service to the Legal Community Award (2020)
  • 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalist by San Diego Business Journal (2018)
  • Best of the Bar by San Diego Business Journal (2015-2016)
  • Top Attorney for Insurance Defense and Corporate Litigation by San Diego Daily Transcript (2013-2014)


  • The Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court (Master, 2018 - Current)
  • San Diego Asian American Legal Education Fund (Director, 2021 - Current)
  • Women of Color in the Law (President, 2019 - Current)
  • Pag-Asa Legal Clinic (Director, 2020 - Current)
  • Reading Legacies (Advisory Counsel, 2015 - Current, Past Board of Trustees)
  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (Past President)
  • Filipino American Chamber of Commerce - San Diego (Past Director)
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Civil Litigation Committee (Past Member)
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Ethnic & Racial Diversity Committee (Past Member)
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Appellate Committee (Past Member)
  • Ladies on Course Golf Club (Past President)


  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association: “Cybersecurity and Legal Malpractice” (2020)
  • San Diego County Bar Association / Law + Technology Summit: “Ethics of Technology & How Not to Commit Malpractice with your Computer” (2019)
  • San Diego County Bar Association / Civil Litigation Committee: “Essentials for a Civil Litigator’s Toolbox – Ethics in Mediation” (2018)
  • Ahern Insurance / McCarthy & Holthus: “Ethics and Substance Abuse” (2018)
  • Lawyers Club / International Women’s Day: “Challenges Facing Women Trial Lawyers” (2018)
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers: “Appellate Issues for Civil Defense Litigators” (2016)